THE WELCH COMPANY
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San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
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S U M M A R Y
DIARY: July 19, 1995 09:31 PM Wednesday;
Submitted planning status to Linda.
2...Background on Asilomar Conference Theme
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PMI Event Program Meeting, 950719
Goals, Justification for Theme
0805 - ..
0806 - Summary/Objective
080701 - Followed up work at ref SDS 15 line 28. Submitted ref DIT 1 line 30
080702 - to Linda to support her understanding of the planning todate.
080704 - Included this record, the record of the meeting today in Oakland, ref
080705 - SDS 15 line 60, the panel discussion yesterday, ref SDS 14 line 37,
080706 - and the composite record used to explain status of planning for
080707 - recruiting prospective speakers, ref DIP 1 line 110.
080709 - Sent Linda EM notifying her I am delivering the material tomorrow
080710 - so she has time to absorb it. Asked her to let me know if she
080711 - wishes to meet for an explanation.
080713 - [This report seems to have resulted in Communication Metrics being
080714 - discontinued from the official Asilomar Conference planning team,
080715 - per ref SDS 16 line 39; two years later Ahmet was removed from
080716 - Asilomar planning responsibilities, ref SDS 19 line 106.]
0810 - Analsysis
0811 - ..
081101 - Ahmet requested a report to Linda on the status of planning
081102 - todate, ref SDS 15 3327.
081105 - Background on Asilomar Conference Theme
081107 - At the 950412 PMI monthly meeting in San Francisco, the dinner
081108 - speaker Joel Koppleman, president of Primavera Corporation, said his
081109 - firm had difficulty completing a major project despite using a leading
081110 - CPM program, because project managers did not tell the truth about the
081111 - status of the project, ref SDS 1 3920.
081113 - [Used this at ref SDS 17 line 281 and at ref SDS 18 line 305.
081115 - At a PMI Workshop on 950428, Gopal Kapur reported that over the past
081116 - 10 years the increase in the flow of information in the IT sector has
081117 - significantly reduced management productivity, ref SDS 2 3921.
081119 - In a telecon on 950502, Rod Welch suggested to Rosanne Sykes that PMI
081120 - sponsor an event on communications next year to address issues arising
081121 - from the Primavera experience, and Gopal's report, ref SDS 3 5830.
081123 - Rosanne requested a proposal.
081125 - At the 950517 PMI monthly meeting in Plesanton, Bill DeHart, Rod
081126 - Welch, Stan Watson and Ahmet Taspanar discussed Rosanne's request for
081127 - a proposal. Consideration was given to proposing 2 events because
081128 - management communications is too broad for adequate treatment in one
081129 - event, ref SDS 4 9945.
081131 - On 950524 a meeting was held with Bill DeHart, Cheryl Leff and Rod
081132 - Welch in the Welch office in San Francisco, ref SDS 5 line 58, to
081133 - consider the feasibility of doing two events on communications. Cherly
081134 - said she can support advertising in the PMI Newsletter, ref SDS 5 line
081135 - 76.
081137 - On 950601 Bill DeHart and Rod Welch began detailed analysis for
081138 - initiating two events on communications. During the meeting Ahmet was
081139 - called and he said to plan for 4 events, with the first one in Nov
081140 - 1995, ref SDS 6 line 372. Ahmet asked Bill and I to join a meeting in
081141 - Oakland on 950608 to launch the Event Program Team.
081143 - On 950608 Bill, Rod, Ahemt and Bob met in Oakland and developed a
081144 - proposal for submission to the PMI Board for a series of coordinated
081145 - events on the theme of Management Communications, ref SDS 7 line 77.
081146 - This group was designated as the Event Program Team with Ahmet as the
081147 - Event Program Manager.
081149 - On 950612 Ahmet submitted the Event Program proposal to the Board, ref
081150 - SDS 8 line 287. Ahmet requested that Rod Welch and Bill DeHart
081151 - prepare a plan for the Nov event, ref SDS 8 line 309. Rod Welch
081152 - advised that a predicate to preparing a plan for a Nov event is
081153 - adoption of an Event Program Plan to guide planning for each event,
081154 - including the Nov event. Rod requested that the Event Program Team
081155 - meet within two weeks to comment and approve the Event Program Plan
081156 - for submission to the Board at the 950712 meeting, ref SDS 8 line 315.
081158 - On 950612 following the PMI Board meeting, a draft plan was submitted
081159 - to Ahmet for an Event Program Plan, ref SDS 8 line 32, and for a Nov
081160 - event. Ahmet did not receive this submission due to failed delivery
081161 - of the mail.
081163 - On 950629 Bill DeHart and Rod Welch met in Antiock and began planning
081164 - for the Event Program, ref SDS 9 line 75, with emphasis on the Nov
081165 - event, ref SDS 9 line 676. Themes, content, speakers, location and
081166 - dates were determined. Critical issue was assignment of Project
081167 - Managers ref SDS 9 line 474, and a project launch meeting to
081168 - coordinate among the 4 events, ref SDS 9 line 584. The results of this
081169 - meeting were submitted to Ahmet.
081171 - On 950706 Bill, Rod and Ahmet met. Assignment of Project Managers was
081172 - deferred because consideration was given to coordinating with the PMI
081173 - Professional Development manager since the Event Program Plan included
081174 - 2 one day events and these were considered within the jurisdiction of
081175 - Professional Development, ref SDS 10 line 433. A meeting was scheduled
081176 - to accomplish this coordination. Ahmet reported he did not receive
081177 - prior planning reports. These were hand delivered after the meeting.
081179 - On 950711 Ahmet reported via telecon he had reviewed the Event Program
081180 - plans and found they are excellent ideas which he will support, ref
081181 - SDS 11 line 74.
081183 - On 950719 Bill, Linda, Bob, Ahmet and Rod met in Oakland about
081184 - coordinating the Event Program theme with the Monthly Meeting program
081185 - theme. The theme of transitioning from classical to modern project
081186 - management was voted for recommendation to the Board, ref SDS 15 line
081187 - 139. There was no consideration of applying the prior two months
081188 - planning to support the new theme.